Horror at Ruthvenfield Primary School!

Over the past few months, I’ve been working on an exciting new project with pupils from Ruthvenfield Primary School. Pupils from their p6/7 class have worked long and hard to create their very own book titled ‘Ruthvenfield’s Portal to the 19th century’. I didn’t want to post about it until it was all ready. There can […]

Reminding an Author about writing: Visiting Braco Primary School

This post is long overdue. I normally like to post about a school visit within a few days but I’ve been swamped with writing/book related work over the past couple of months. Finally, I have a little breathing space so I thought I’d pop on and talk about my visit to Braco Primary School. I […]

It’s Here!!!!

Marcus is now available as a printed book, you can pick up a copy from Fun Junction or order one to be delivered to your home by clicking this link (the price is £6.99, which includes UK postage). If you would like to go back and read a draft version of the full book you […]

5 things that change when you finish writing your first book

If you’ve ever thought about writing a book here’s a wee run down of how it went for me (in no particular order): 1. You now have to write: It’s in your bones, you made a habit of sitting down and putting words on paper and it’s a hard habit to break. However, your relationship […]

A new beginning

Karen (the cover illustrator) and I did an official/unofficial launch of the new cover for ‘Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame‘ a couple of days ago. It was great seeing the reactions on social media and I’ve been singing Karen’s praises since. I thought I’d use this post to point out that the cover isn’t […]

NaNoEdit? Over a year of Jack Reusen books

No it’s not Jack Reusen’s birthday but it is just over a year since Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame went out into the world, and today marks another landmark too; it’s my birthday. When I turned thirty I decided that before I hit forty I would write ten books and one album. If you […]

Write all day and you will realize 5 things about yourself that you never knew

NaNoWriMo is here again and some of you are probably tired of hearing about it. Trust me it’s tiring on the inside as well. This is my third National Novel Writing event and it marks the writing of my fifth book set in a world that started to take shape only a year ago. In […]

Thea’s Quest

Yep, the beginning of Thea’s story is already taking shape. The fifth book set in the world of Fey now has five (very rough) chapters and it’s surprisingly different from Jack’s books. This month also marks the one year anniversary of the very beginning of Jack’s (and Thea’s) adventures. I still can’t believe how quickly […]

Losing the plot

I don’t often put together a post on the way I write but every now and then I get asked by people about certain issues that all writers have to deal with.  Plot and storyline are two key issues for writers of all types; often it’s hard to distinguish between a plot and a storyline as […]